On This Day

Famous People Born in 1693

  • Jan 28 Anna "Ivanovna", Tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
  • Jan 28 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer
  • Feb 4 George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)
  • Feb 7 Anna Ivanova Romanova, Empress of Russia (1730-40) [NS]
  • Feb 24 James Quin, British actor (Covent Garden Theatre), born in London, England (d. 1766)
  • Mar 5 Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
  • Mar 7 Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69), born in Venice (d. 1769)

James Bradley

Mar 23 James Bradley, English astronomer, 3rd Astronomer Royal, discovered Earth's nutation motion, born in Shelborne, England (d. 1762) exact date disputed

  • Mar 24 John Harrison, English carpenter and clockmaker who invented the marine chronometer to calculate longitude while at sea, born in Foulby, Yorkshire, England (d. 1776)
  • Apr 3 George Edwards, English naturalist and ornithologist (father of British ornithology), born in Stratford, Essex, England (d. 1773)
  • Apr 16 Anne Sophie Reventlow, Queen of Denmark and Norway (1721-30), born in Clausholm Castle, Denmark (d. 1743)
  • Jun 17 Johann Georg Walch, German theologian, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1775)
  • Aug 8 Laurent Belissen, French Baroque composer, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1762)
  • Aug 30 Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer and organist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1745)
  • Sep 3 Charles Radclyffe, 5th Earl of Derwentwater, British politician, born in Little Parndon, Essex (d. 1746)
  • Nov 8 Leonhard Trautsch, German composer, born in München, Germany (d. 1762)
  • Nov 30 Christoph Förster, German composer, born in Bibra, Thuringia (d. 1745)